Would an Iphone 3GS from US allow me to make calls in Europe?

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  1. Gullwing
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    Gullwing homo

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    So, I will visit New York this Summer or Christmas, and I'm thinking of buying an Iphone 3GS... I know that they are locked but I know how to unlock one. I also know that the iphone can make calls all over the world (roaming), but could I insert a European SIM card and make calls to Europe (specificaly Greece)???
     
  2. Gullwing
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    Anyone willing to help me out?
     
  3. david432111

    david432111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You could easily have answered this your self using the secret ninja tool called "google", but I'll do it this time.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
    ^^ Under "Cellular and wireless" it says it supports:
    UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    I google "gsm frequencies worldwide" and the first result is:
    http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/index.shtml

    I scroll down and select "Greece" and I see that mobile operators in greece use:
    GSM 900/1800
    3G 2100
    Which the iPhone supports....

    To make a short story even shorter, the answer is yes.
     
  4. Gullwing
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    Lol thanks... I'm kinda a noob in telecommunications... I didn't know what to google... Thanks again!
     
  5. zhuzhuchina

    zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    if i remember us iphone are sim locked, so you cannot change sim ...
    better if you ask more info
     
  6. Gullwing
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    really???